The Lacken Strand Races returns in 2019 for another year. This traditional event will take place on Sunday 26th May 2019 with the first race starting at 1 pm and racing occurring on the sandy beach until about 6 pm.
Proudly sponsored by local businesses, this is a great family-friendly day out on the stunning beach vista of Lacken Strand, near Killala, Co. Mayo, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way.
This is always a very spectacular and colourful event, and all races take place along a six-furlong oval track. The horses are never more than a couple of hundred metres away from you and the thundering of the hooves of these magnificent beasts on the golden sand as they pass you by at high speed is an unforgettable experience!
There are eight races on the card, but for health and safety reasons, only fourteen horses can run at any one time so it is likely a number of the races will be divided.
There will be bookmakers on site so you can have a flutter.
Not only will there be a great day’s racing, but there are events for all the family, with a best-dressed lady competition, children’s amusements and athletic events for children of all ages with lots of toy giveaways.
So please come along for a fun day out and share this post with your friends. It will be a day not to be missed!